Global Hot Spots

Canada - October 18, 2018

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) has issued a strike notice, which means that they will be in a legal position to strike as early as Monday, October 22, 2018. Should rotating strike action occur, the postal service will continue to operate.
Since August 23, 2018, talks have been ongoing between Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) to avoid a potential strike.  More Info.

France - October 18, 2018

Extreme weather in the south of France have caused damages near Narbonne Plage and Gruissan on Monday October 15, 2018. Deliveries in the region can incur delays.

Indonesia - October 1, 2018

Services have been temporarily suspended for the following post codes as of September. 29, 2018 following a 7.4-magnitude earthquake and tsunami that caused extensive damage to buildings, roads, electricity and communications.

Processing and delivery of letter mail, parcels and EMS are currently suspended for Palu: 941xx to 942xx; Donggala, Parigi and Moutong: 943xx; and Mamuju Utara: 915xx.

Mexico - September 21, 2018

Due to continuous rainfall during September, 2018, delays in the delivery of mail and packages have impacted:

Chiapas, Coahulla, Distrito Federal, Mexico, Nuevo Leon, Oaxaca, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Tamaulipas, Veracruz y Yucatan

Japan - September 20, 2018

On September 4, 2018, Typhoon Jebi, the most powerful typhoon to hit Japan in 25 years, tore through the western part of the country with heavy rain and violent winds.   There is currently transit delays of 2-3 business days and restrictions on cargo through Kansai Airport.

China - September 18, 2018

All mail services have resumed on September 18, 2018 after Typhoon Mangkut suspended the delivery of mail and parcels in Macao, China on Monday, September 17, 2018.

US Capital Metro Area – Hurricane Florence - September 18, 2018

We have provided a link to Postal Alerts for U.S. regions affected by Hurricane Florence.

Canada - September 18, 2018

Since August 23, 2018, talks have been ongoing between Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) to avoid a potential strike.
Canada Post will continue to work in order to find the common ground needed to renew both collective agreements. More information.

DOMESTIC: Richmond, VA - September 12, 2018

The following Post Offices are currently closed on September 12, 2018 (no delivery, no retail) due to mandatory evacuations in areas prone to flooding or already experiencing flooding due to Hurricane Florence:

Morattico        22523
Achilles            23001
Bena                  23018
Grimstead       23064
Gwynn              23066
Hudgins          23076
Matthews       23109
Moon                23119
New Point      23125
Onemo             23130
Port Haywood 23138
Susan                 23163
Assawoman    23302
Atlantic             23303
Belle Haven     23306
Cape Charles   23310
Chincoteague  23336
Wallops Island 23337
Craddockville   23341
Harborton         23389
Keller                  23401
Locustville       23404
Melfa                  23410
Oak Hall            23416
Onley                 23418
Painter              23420
Pungoteague  23422
Quinby              23423
Saxis                  23427
Tangier             23440
Tasley                23441
Temperance    23442
Back Bay           23457
Wachapreague 23480
Wachapreague 23480
Willis Wharf      23486
Withams             23488
Portside St         23705
Portsmouth       23707

The Postal Service is monitoring conditions and will provide updates as they become available.

For more regions affected by Hurricane Florence: https://postalpro.usps.com/industryoutreach/alert_and_notices


Costa Rica - September 10, 2018

the public sector labor unions have called an indefinite strike as of Monday, September 10, 2018. This situation may result in collection, processing and delivery delays for both inbound and outbound mail (letters, parcels and EMS).